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Biography

Dr. Shan Lou is employed as a Research Follow working within the Surface Metrology Group (SMG) of Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) and ERSRC Future Metrology Hub from 2013. He is currently carrying out research in the field of geometrical measurement and evaluation for precision engineering.

Shan received his BEng and MEng at Central South University (China) in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Then he started his professional career in dimensional metrology at Hexagon Metrology, a leading global company for metrology industry. He worked as a software developer for the company’s primary product, PC-DMIS and other softwares for portable measurement devices, e.g. Romer Arms, Leica Tracker.

In 2010, Shan moved to University of Huddersfield to pursue a PhD degree whilst working for Hexagon Metrology on a part-time basis. His project titled “Discrete Algorithms for Morphological Filters in Geometrical Metrology” was completed in May 2013 and led to the development of the novel and competent algorithms for morphological filtering on freeform surfaces, which have been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A and other leading journals.

Shan is a committee Member of the British Standard Institution (BSI) TDW/4/4/1 (XCT) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Outside the work Shan enjoys playing badminton and is the faithful fan of FC Internazionale Milano.

Research Expertise and Interests

His research of interest is in precision geometrical metrology, including surface metrology in microscale and nanoscale and dimensional metrology in macroscale. Currently he focuses on the investigation and development of mathematical principles and algorithms involved with the measurement and evaluation of geometrical elements (such as surface texture, topography and form) for state-of-the-art high-precision products within the high-added value manufacture, especially components with freeform surface and structured surface, e.g. modern complex optic elements, bio-system products, turbine blade and gear tooth. The aim is to build a toolbox for the analysis, evaluation and characterisation of geometrical elements using fast, stable and reliable computational algorithms.

Recently he has initialised the exploration of the surface characterisation for additively manufactured components and X-ray computed tomography (XCT) metrology, taking the collaboration of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

Particular Areas of Research

  • Filtration and segmentation techniques for freeform surfaces and structured surfaces
  • Metrology for additive manufacturing
  • XCT metrology

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2012 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
Open Access
Interferometry
interferometry
Scanning
filters
Wavelength

Extraction of Process Signature Features from Additive Manufactured Metal Surfaces

Lou, S., Sun, W., Zeng, W., Abdul-Rahman, H., Jiang, X. & Scott, P. 22 Feb 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metal surfaces
manufacturing
signatures
commercialization
products

A key point method for data registration for MultiSensor fusion

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Lou, S. & Scott, P. 2016 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2016. euspen, 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Sensor data fusion
multisensor fusion
Data fusion
Feature extraction
shift
1 Citations
Open Access
Triangular Mesh
projection
Texture
mesh
textures

On characterising surface topography of metal powder bed fusion additive manufactured parts

Lou, S., Townsend, A., Jiang, X., Blunt, L., Zeng, W. & Scott, P. 2016 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2016. euspen, 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
metal powder
Powder metals
Surface topography
beds
topography

Activities 2015 2018

  • 5 Oral presentation